Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again (LP Review)

We Who Walk Again Ghost Ensemble Indexical LP/Download Since 2012, New York’s Ghost Ensemble has pursued a deep listening ethos that incorporates a range of repertoire, both pieces by ensemble members and works by composers such as David Bird, Kyle Gann, Giacinto Scelsi, and Gerard Grisey. Any ensemble in the US that references “deep listening”Continue reading “Ghost Ensemble: We Who Walk Again (LP Review)”

Liza Lim: “How Forests Think” (Video)

      On August 14th at Merkin Concert Hall, International Contemporary Ensemble will give the U.S. Premiere of Liza Lim’s How Forests Think as part of a Mostly Mozart Festival concert featuring music by female composers. The program also includes a US premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aequilibria and Earth Ears by the recently departed Pauline Oliveros. All threeContinue reading “Liza Lim: “How Forests Think” (Video)”

Pauline Oliveros’s Imaginary Meditations

I. Can you imagine your own resonance? II. Can you imagine listening beyond the edge of your own imagination? III. Can you imagine that every cell in your entire body is vibrating all the time? IV. Can you imagine the tuning of the universe? V. Can you imagine the echoes of all the footsteps youContinue reading “Pauline Oliveros’s Imaginary Meditations”

RIP Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

Note: There have been several passings of note in recent months. 2016 has been an unkind year for musicians: hence the number of obituaries on the blog.  I am saddened to learn of Pauline Oliveros’s passing. I use her book Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice in my teaching: it has opened many students’ minds. I didn’t knowContinue reading “RIP Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)”